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Table 4 Relationship between intervention components exposure, change in stages of physical activity, and psychosocial mediating influences (n = 324–578).

From: The "Romsås in Motion" community intervention: program exposure and psychosocial mediated relationships to change in stages of change in physical activity

  A   B C D
Intervention components β p Potential psychosocial mediators β p β p β p
Heard about the physical fitness test -.002 .970 Social support, family -.105 .029     
    Identity .103 .021     
Participated in the physical fitness test .065 .138 Attitude, affective .109 .020     
    Identity .141 .002     
Heard about the walking groups .048 .266        
Participated in walking groups .120 .011 Social support, friends .153 .004 .173 .001 .095 .074
    Perceived behavioural control .109 .025 .358 .000 .091 .046
Heard about aerobic exercise groups .086 .051 Identity .136 .003     
Participated in aerobic exercise groups .211 .000 Social support, family .177 .001 .235 .000 .164 .001
    Social support, friends .252 .000 .152 .005 .151 .005
    Self-efficacy, psychological barriers .148 .003 .284 .000 .155 .001
    Attitude, affective .117 .021 .231 .000 .154 .002
    Perceived behavioural control .198 .000 .367 .000 .142 .002
    Identity .230 .000 .309 .000 .155 .001
Heard about the walk path .038 .386 Identity .120 .009     
Used the walk path .121 .011        
Women (n = 202–255) .209 .001 Social support, friends .186 .008 .240 .001 .147 .034
    Perceived behavioural control .223 .000 .476 .000 .102 .075
Men (n = 150–185) -.011 .879 Social support, friends .206 .011     
    Self-efficacy, psychological barriers .156 .044     
    Perceived behavioural control .211 .004     
Westerners (n = 329–407) .149 .003 Social support, friends .198 .000 .195 .000 .129 .019
    Self-efficacy, psychological barriers .105 .043 .289 .000 .129 .010
    Perceived behavioural control .234 .000 .348 .000 .072 .136
Non-Westerners (n = 33) -.293 .092        
Heard about the walk diary .039 .391        
Participated in the walk diary .043 .377 Social support, friends .119 .028     
    Self-efficacy, psychological barriers .111 .031     
    Perceived behavioural control .118 .018     
Heard about the Green prescription .050 .268        
Received the Green prescription -.038 .451 Social support, friends .113 .043     
Heard about lectures .041 .371        
Participated at lectures .082 .098 Identity .151 .003     
Seen stands .056 .190 Social support, friends .118 .015     
    Perceived behavioural control .207 .000     
    Identity .136 .002     
Seen brochures .073 .080 Perceived behavioural control .188 .000     
    Identity .131 .002     
Seen "Walk the stairs"-posters .105 .014 Social support, friends .155 .001 .171 .000 .086 .075
    Perceived behavioural control .182 .000 .390 .000 .041 .321
    Identity .089 .043 .319 .000 .076 .068
  1. A = Relationship between exposure to or participation in specific intervention components and change in stages of physical activity.
  2. B = Relationship between exposure to or participation in specific intervention components and change in potential psychosocial mediators.
  3. C = Relationship between change in potential mediators and change in stages of physical activity.
  4. D = Relationship between exposure to or participation in specific intervention components and change in stages of physical activity adjusted for change in mediator.
  5. Note. All βs refer to the standardized regression coefficients from simple and multiple regression analyses.
  6. Only significant relationships are included in B. C and D are included when both A and B are significant.